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Smart Voter
Saint Louis County, MO August 5, 2008 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
State Representative; District 86; Republican Party

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Saint Louis and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Qualification, Priorities

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1. What are your Qualifications for Office? (50 word limit)

Answer from Robin L. Harris:

As a naval officer, experienced in Administration, Operations and Training, and was liaison for Admiral's staff with local government in Mariannas Islands. As an airline captain, I regularly direct and/or coordinate all facets of airline operations. Currently, team member of the Air Line Pilots Association National Security Committee.

Answer from Richard H. "Dick" Riley:

Served 4 years on City Council of Richmond Heights, Mo. Have taken part in civic duties - Optimist Club, Church Usher, Parish Council, Member Kinghts of Columbus I am concerned about the people I represent Will help improved Missouri while in office I will work across party lines to help Missouri

2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (50 word limit)

Answer from Richard H. "Dick" Riley:

To serve on these committees Work well with other Representatives and other officials Propose bills to accomplish needed changes Keep in close contact with my people in my district I will be open to all ideas of others

Answer from Robin L. Harris:

Continue current trend of increased educational spending, attracting jobs to Missouri and cutting taxes while maintaining a balanced budget. Rework method of assessing property tax increases. Require accurate verification of recipient eligibility for state benefits and tuition assistance.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.

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